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College  | Recruiting  | 11/6/2023

Uncommitted Gems: Texas & Deep South

Isaiah Burrows      Troy Sutherland     
Uncommitted Gems: Georgia | Coastal/MA/NE 

With the fall circuit mostly complete, our scouts across the country dive into some of the uncommitted names in their region who have the talent and skill to make an impact at the next level.  *All players below are listed as uncommitted on their Perfect Game profile at the time of publishing*

Roland Aguillon, RHP, League City, Texas 
Class of 2024 PG Rank: 500 

Aguillon is a solid arm who has feel for three pitches. He’s a physical right-hander working from a difficult lower slot, working high-80s consistently and touching 90-91 mph. His changeup has great shape and depth to it, and his high-70s slider is mixed in for strikes as well. Aguillon competes on the hill and simply throws good strikes with a strong-bodied frame capable of having more in the tank.  

Brandon Lumkins Jr., OF, Houston, Texas 
Class of 2024 PG Rank: 500

Lumkins Jr. put together a solid summer and is a table setter at the top of the order with an impactful left-handed swing. He’s a good athlete capable of roaming grass with a strong arm and there’s some sneaky strength off the barrel. There’s some good tools here as a 2024 product who can play at the next level.  

Hawk Bowers, RHP, Denton, Texas 
Class of 2024 PG Rank: 500 

Bowers is a projectable right-hander with some of the better arm talent left in the uncommitted ‘24 crop. He’s been stellar this summer, getting up to 92 mph with some heavier arm-side run from a full arm swing. There’s some late sweep and teeth to a mid-70s slider that showed ti be a bat-missing offering, and he’s mixed in a changeup as well. It’s big traits on the hill with a lanky, athletic frame to build upon. Don’t be mistaken either, he has some thunder in the stick as well. Get on this one. 

Griffin Lyczkowski, MIF, Spring, Texas 
Class of 2025 PG Rank: Follow 

Lyczkowski showed out during the later stages of the year and is equipped with a whippy barrel and traits to play all over the dirt. It’s an athletic frame with present pull-side strength to the profile, getting extended with pretty easy bat speed. He has good instincts on the dirt and can change slots on the move. There’s some juice to tap into and the overall package is enticing.  

Joshua Hunter, RHP, Magnolia, Texas 
Class of 2025 PG Rank: 500

Hunter is a good right-hander with now stuff and three confident pitches. He’s a solid athlete, living mostly 86-88 this summer and reaching low-90s on occasion with good running life. He has a late tilt and depth to a mid/high-70s slider and has feel for a solid changeup to mix, as well. There’s good spin characteristics and he really pitched all summer long. He can impact a program at the next level.  

Jack Buerkle, OF, Austin, Texas 
Class of 2025 PG Rank: 488 

Buerke is a solid two-sport athlete with solid traits and tools across the board. He’s a 6.9 runner with good range and footspeed that shows in center field. He has quick hands from a direct path with solid bat-to-ball skills in a lean, wiry frame. He showed well with the stick this past summer and the speed can fit a mold atop an order at the collegiate level.  

Cody Palacios, OF, Magnolia Texas 
Class of 2025 PG Rank: 500 

Palacios is another spark plug type atop an order. He’s a twitchy center fielder with solid bat-to-ball and good tools across the board. A 6.7 runner, Palacios can really run and wreak havoc on the paths. He’s a good mover out in center and there’s some loose wrists with good barrel control at the plate. The Magnolia West product strung together consistent contact in looks and his athleticism should be warranted for the 2025 class.  

Tanner Carson, INF/RHP, Southlake, Texas 
Class of 2025 PG Rank: Top 1000 

Carson has long been a standout performer in PG events and remains one of the safer uncommitted names in the class. He’s a strong, physical corner infielder with a good handle for the bat. It’s a loose path with some heavy hands and good bat speed. The strength shows in looks, too. He has a good arm across and the instincts to be on the dirt, but the arm talent has made an appearance too with a high-80s fastball and tight slurvy breaker to mix. He’s consistently on the barrel in looks and should be on the radar.  

Caiden Olivas, 1B, Midland, Texas 
Class of 2025 PG Rank: 500 

Olivas came onto the PG tournament scene later in the year and made an everlasting impression since. He’s a wiry 6-foot-3 left-handed stick with ample strength to tap into. He has a real loose set of hands with low tension juice that has shown up big in looks. He has good rhythm and there’s just a ton to like in the stick long term as the frame projects.  

Cade Julius, RHP, Mansfield, Texas 
Class of 2025 PG Rank: 500 

Julius is all of a projectable 6-foot-4, 200 pounds and can pop in the velo department this upcoming year. He’s settled in mostly mid-80s and ramped it up to 87 in events, but the feel to spin is what stands out the most. He can pronate a real good fading changeup to both sings and can spin a low-70s breaker with intent. The traits and frame have the ingredients to not be committed for long.  

Marcus Harris, 1B/3B, Rosharon, Texas 
Class of 2025 PG Rank: 494 

If schools are looking for power, Harris has it and more. It’s real juice and bad intentions in the box with big bat speed and pull-side strength. He can leverage the barrel out front and it plays to the deepest parts of the yard when squared. The physical frame sits more of a corner infield type, but the power potential was an immediate standout amongst the Texas crop and can be tapped into at the next level.  

Jackson Marshall, OF, Montgomery, Texas 
Class of 2026 PG Rank: High Follow 

Marshall was one of the best in-game performers this summer and looks to have a real knack for the barrel. He showed good adjustability in the hands and put the bat-to-ball skills on display. He’s a confident defender in center field and the bat stood out in multiple facets. He may not be the highest end toolsy type, but the traits jumped off the page at points.  

Connor Comeau, RHP/INF, Pflugerville, Texas 
Class of 2026 PG Rank: 500 

Comeau oozes upside on both sides. He’s a wiry 6-foot-3 frame who hasn't’ really begun to fill out. The arm talent is legit, running it up to 88 mph in events with good life, showing a distinct slider and curveball mix all from a lower slot release point. It’s huge projection on the hill, but the left-handed stick has made all types of impact to both gaps and even leaving the yard twice this summer. The juice really projects. He’s young for the class and is a name to know once the 2026s roll around.  

-Isaiah Burrows 

Trey Dooley (‘24 TN) 
A 6-foot plus running outfielder with twitch and decent juice is usually well off the market by this time in the cycle and somehow Dooley is still floating around without a a school to call home in a year. The performances I’ve seen in back-to-back summers now have been filled with loud contact and multi-faceted impact on games. The body projects well for additional power at a subtle loss of the current speed but it’s an absolute no brainer. The height of the ceiling plus the current production and ability are too good to let slip through the cracks. 

Trey Tarkington (‘24 TN) 
Big tall right-handers that have decent movements and good stuff with even average-ish command are signed daily across the nation, Tarkington’s command in the few looks I have on him has been average to solid at the very least. The fastball plays heavy in the upper 80’s/ low 90’s. Let's his extension advantages play to his benefit on the hands with a breaking ball that has future plus traits. He may be a player that needs a year at the D1 level before contributing and with the inflated transfer portal numbers, may best be serviced raising his personal stock at a premium juco before making a firm decision on a 4-year. 

Caleb Doty (‘25 MS) 
I really like what I see from Doty in all parts of the game. Decent defender that could play an immediate utility role at the collegiate level. Offensively, there’s loads of bat speed with solid barrel skills and should eventually tap into some of the power that his sturdy frame provides. He’s got tons of feel to play the game and should be a guy that can make an almost seamless transition to the college speed of play.  

Gray Eubanks (‘25 TN) 
The left-handed hitting infielder, Eubanks has been one of my favorite guys to watch for a year and a half now. It’s a pure stroke with top end bat to ball skills and feel to hit. I've seen lasers in every direction. Handles premium stuff with ease with limited drop off L-L. Can be thrust into any one of the 3 non-first base infield positions and hold it down no problem. Future primary second baseman and while that may deter some, it should not stop anyone from bringing on a potential corner stone type table setter. Him being on this “Uncommitted Gems” list makes me almost angry and I should expect him to find his 4-year home sooner rather than later. 

Chandler Day (‘25 TN) 
We saw legit performance and legit performance from Day in the spring of 2023, however the recruiting process may look a bit different for him than most in present day. QB1 for the Houston ‘Stangs is moving his way through the playoffs and hasn’t taken throughout the summer circuit. His cover 2 hole shot is a thing of beauty and may garner some collegiate interest on the football field as well. On the mound, it’s a high slot upper 80’s fastball with decent run and well above average command to pair with one of the better prep left-handed curveballs I’ve ever seen. Big 12-6 dive to it, missed countless bats this spring. The school that lands Day is going to have to do the good ole fashioned leg work to get out there and see him barring an unforeseen appearance on the summer trail in 2024. 

Cason Hill (‘25 TN) 
This right-handed htting outfielder is loaded up with tools and really jumped onto the scene at Main Event last winter. The plus running ability matched with his loud exit velocity numbers put him in the minds of many. The swing is well sequenced and engages the lower half well to generate a portion of the strong impact off the barrel. The gap power projects to be a future above average with speed that will play a role both on the bases and in his range in the outfield. If there is any kind of jump in production next spring coaches will wish they got him in the fold a bit sooner. 

Brody Winemiller (‘25 TN) 
Right-handed power hitting corner bats are the group most hurt by the inflated transfer portal numbers in 2023 but here is my case for Winemiller despite that. It’s a lean frame that still has projection despite outputting the type of power that gets middle of the order Juco power hitters signed every year. The swing creates loft without selling out for loft. He cut down on the swing and miss quite a bit over the last year or so and has shown much better feel to hit while still looking to do harm with the stick. Corner infielder with potential corner outfielder flexibility given the opportunity. Power is silly and not even at its fullest potential yet. 

Ethan Barnes (‘25 MS) 
Going into the summer I was still a bit on the fence about Barnes and his production offensively but given now that he has backed it up with barrels, he puts himself in an almost invaluable position as a solid defensive primary catcher that can also play the infield with decent ability and coordination. The swing is simple and delivers the barrel to well extended contact frequently. Projects for added power, potential future above average tool. Everyday type backstop with the flexibility to kick out from the behind the plate but still remain in the lineup. 

Quinn Showalter (‘26 TN) 
With the new rules obviously, Showalter cannot commit but still should be on the radar after a torrid summer capped off by his huge performance at WWBA Freshman Worlds. Multiple bombs from the big righty that was thought to be a primary pitcher by most. Don’t get me wrong, Showalter shines on the mound but who’s to say if that type of power shows up with increasing regularity that he can’t do both! He is entering only his Sophomore season at St. George’s and is already in the minds of many potential suitors in the area. It should be fun to watch the progression on the mound and at the dish throughout the spring. Final big hat tip to Showalter for his Summer ‘23. 

-Troy Sutherland